Newcastle United co-owner delivers 19-word verdict on 3-2 defeat to Manchester City

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Newcastle United co-owner Mehrdad Ghodoussi reacted to the 3-2 defeat against Manchester City.

Mehrdad Ghodoussi says he was "super proud" of Newcastle United's performance against Manchester City, despite it ending in a late 3-2 defeat.

An injury-time winner from Oscar Bobb inflicted a fourth straight Premier League loss on Eddie Howe's side, who were 2-1 up at half-time after goals from Alexander Isak and Anthony Gordon cancelled out Bernardo Silva's opener.

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Man City piled on the pressure in the second-half but it was the introduction of Kevin de Bruyne that inspired his side's comeback with the Belgian netting the equaliser before setting up Bobb in the 91st minute.

Newcastle United co-owner Mehrdad Ghodoussi. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)Newcastle United co-owner Mehrdad Ghodoussi. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Newcastle United co-owner Mehrdad Ghodoussi. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images) | Getty Images

It was United's sixth league defeat in seven games, a run of form that has saw them slip to 10th in the Premier League, but co-owner Ghodoussi took the positive from the performance.

Posting on Instagram after the game, Ghodoussi said: "Great performance by the boys, super proud of them. Just wasn't our night. We rest and come back stronger."

Howe too is taking the positives, although was left disappointed that Newcastle couldn't at least see out a draw.

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“I thought we responded really well to conceding, which is always very difficult against Manchester City because they’d started really well," said Howe.

"We rode our luck a few times, which I think you have to in these types of games. It’s never going to be that you keep them totally out of the game.

"We were in the game, and from the moment Sean [Longstaff] scored the offside goal, you could tell we were going to be a threat in the match. We just couldn’t sustain that in the second half and that was disappointing. We lost our attacking impetus.

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